Depending on who you talk to, you need to live here a certain amount of time to be considered a “true” New Yorker. I don’t know how much I agree with that (although, I’m coming up on year 12 in a few months!), but what I do know is that our city has always been a muse for creatives; the artists, writers and visionaries that have become icons in our beloved city’s history. Every time I see a construction site or crane lifting it makes me wonder what the skyline of New York City will look like in a few years and how it will affect the overall character of where we live.
If you are even the slightest bit nostalgic for that overwhelming feeling you experienced when you first moved here or like me, can only dream of what life was like when the streets of Manhattan were walked by Andy Warhol and John Cage, you must head to Chelsea’s Steven Kasher Gallery and view Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village, a profound view chronicling downtown New York City through vintage prints. Over 130 photographs by McDarrah, who was the first picture editor at The Village Voice, document the legends and social movements of the 60’s and 70’s. Through March 8.
Steven Kasher Gallery
521 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
photo caption: Women of the World Unite, Women’s Liberation Demonstration, August 26, 1970
photo credit: copyright Estate of Fred W. McDarrah, courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York